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President Trump's Actions Risk Alienating Latino Voters In Nevada

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:25am

With the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, pardoning Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio and threats to build a wall with Mexico, Trump runs the risk of turning off more Latino voters.

Look! Up In The Sky! It's A Bird. It's A Plane. It's A Sandwich?

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:54am

Mitchell Wirth in North Dakota had worked up an appetite working in a field. A posted video shows a pilot friend dropping a Subway sandwich for him from a moving airplane.

A Man In Japan Plays 'Despacito' On Calculators

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:33am

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee had the song of the summer with "Despacito." In an unusual cover of the song: two calculators are used to play the tones on each key that mimic the notes of the hit song.

Amazon's 1-Click Patent Is About To Expire. What's The Big Deal?

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

Our Planet Money team looks back at the early days of the Internet when buying with one click seemed novel enough to warrant a patent, and how this gave Amazon an advantage.

Out-Of-Control Wildfires Threaten Western States

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

While the nation's attention has largely been on hurricanes, the wildfire crisis in Montana and much of the Northwest continues to worsen with no reprieve from the weather in sight.

Harvey Recovery Will Take Time, HUD Secretary Ben Carson Says

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

Rachel Martin talks to Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, about recovery efforts and his department's role in assisting Texas and Louisiana property owners affected by flooding.

ISIS Fighters In Syria Are Occupied By Battles On Multiple Fronts

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

While a convoy of its fighters and families rambles through Syria, the Islamic State is losing ground in important cities to forces backed by the U.S. and others from the Syrian government.

Houston Schools Assess Harvey's Damage, Students Due Back Next Week

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

Principals and administrators reported to work Monday for the first time this school year. Officials say nearly a quarter of the buildings suffered major damage. Students are expected back Monday.

Rough Translation: American Surrogates

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

Wealthy Chinese woman are hiring Americans to be surrogate moms. We explore how the relationship between a Chinese woman and her American surrogate changed during a particularly difficult pregnancy.

Houston Methadone Clinics Reopen After Harvey's Flooding

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

Many people in Houston who are dependent on opioids couldn't get the treatments they needed. Clinics that offer methadone and other opioid addiction therapies are getting back up and running.

Trump Gives Congress A 6-Month Window To Deal With DACA

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

For many the decision to repeal DACA is too stiff. For others the 6-month delay is disappointing. Rachel Martin talks to Mark Krikorian, an immigration hardliner at the Center for Immigration Studies.

Houston Methadone Clinics Reopen After Harvey's Flooding

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

Hurricane Harvey disrupted treatment for people addicted to opioids. Many need to get connected to a specialty clinic that can provide medication-assisted treatment.

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Analysts: U.S. Unlikely To End Trade With China Over North Korea

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

President Trump threatened to cut off trade to any nation doing business with North Korea after it tested a nuclear weapon. The warning was clearly aimed at China.

Trump Rescinds DACA, Calls On Congress To Replace It

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

The clock is ticking on a program for young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. DOJ says Congress needs to act. State attorneys general and immigration groups threaten to sue.

Listener Questions About Federal Disaster Responses Answered

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

In the latest segment of #AskCokie, commentator Cokie Roberts takes listener questions about the history of the federal government's handling of disaster management.

News Brief: Trump Ends DACA, Irma Is A Category 5 Hurricane

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:59am

Trump says it's up to Congress to make a plan to keep 800,000 immigrants from being deported. They were children when they entered the U.S. illegally. Irma is on a collision course with Florida.

Grocery Prices Have Been Falling. Did You Notice?

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:55am

For 19 months in a row, food prices in America's supermarkets fell compared to a year earlier. This is good news for shoppers but has weighed on the grocery industry and the people who grow our food.

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'It's A Battle For All Of Us': Anquan Boldin Retires To Focus On Activism

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 3:53am

After 14 years in the NFL, Anquan Boldin has hung up his cleats to focus on human rights activism. He says that Events in Charlottesville, Va., led him to decide to change careers.

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Microsoft President To Trump: To Deport A DREAMer, You'll Have To Go Through Us

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 3:21pm

As dozens of CEOs called on the president to preserve DACA, and on Congress to pass an immigration bill to help immigrant youth, the president of Microsoft had some fighting words for the White House.

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White House's DACA 'Wind Down' Gives Congress Time To Act On A Solution

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:10am

The Trump administration is rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Congress will have an opportunity to pass a legislative solution before enforcement begins.

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